Saturday, 29 October 2011

T'is only me!


Tis only little ol' moi! Yup a victim of those pesky time thieves again! I know they always say lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place.... well those time thieves do for sure!

So before I treat you to a card a bit of news. Two bits actually ;)) Firstly I was asked to join the faberlus Nikky! Yup the Polkadoodle Momma herself! So yours truly is now a proud member of Polkadoodles DT! I'm absolutely totally thrilled! So watch this space - their stuff is superb.

Now the next news.... I've been asked to join the clever girls over at Creative Card Crew Another bit of fab news huh?

Well that's the good news over..... oh not really because a new challenge has just leapt into being over at Totally Gorjuss This week our sponsor is Fantastic Ribbons So that's another bit of good news, gee I'm full of it this week!

So the theme for this week is 'I remember' What we want is for to create something that evokes a memory. So images that make you remember. Easy huh?

So I've used this cute little guy from Lili of the Valley, of course he's been coloured with Copics.

Now this image makes me think back to when I was small. One of my brothers was always breaking things..... and he'd always blame me!

Now I didn't think flowers looked right on here, which has got to be a first for me. I usually manage to shoehorn them in somewhere! So a little delve round stash city located these cute little star buttons. A bit of button cord and punching a la Martha Stewart and he was done!

So pop over to Totally Gorjuss and check out what the other Gorjussettes have done - its awesome!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Remember those photos?...

The sun has got his hat on! Hip hip hip hooray! yay we've got sunshine! And according to the weatherman most of the UK has too. Lovely huh? I mean its nice but another 10 degrees would be even better - aren't I greedy? But any sun is better than no sun in my book.

So another challenge is on at Totally Gorjuss This week its bingo! I spent hours and hours drawing up a chart, calculating all the mathematical permutations and all the eventualities.... er OK I drew up a chart and picked all my favourite crafting bits and bobs and filled them in! All you have to do is a line either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. I sort of chose diagonal..... lace, buttons and bling... only bling didn't look right on the paper so pearls are bling aren't they? ;))

This is one of my all time favourite Magnolias - I ♥ her! Yes I know she's an old Christmas release but she fits in for so many other things too.

Of course she's been coloured with Copics ;))

Dress YG 91, 93, 95, 97 and E 40, 41, 42 43

Hair E50 25 and 29

Skin E000, 00, 02, 11 and R20

Touches of Prisma pencil and shaded around the outline with French Grey 70% and 30%, rubbed out with Sansodor.

When I picked my bingo line I wasn't quite sure just how I was going to incorporate my buttons. I tried placing them on the card and they didn't look right. So I tried them in the other corner and still didn't like them. So I got my lace and glued it around the edge and crossed my fingers! Well gluing onto plastic.... but Crafters Pick from Wild Orchid Crafts did the trick! So I made these 'flowers' with my buttons and lace.

The papers are from Nitwits, cherry blossoms.

This week TG is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, the winner will receive $10 to spend online.

So now a few more holiday pics!

Sweet little peacock baby with his Momma.

The chateau at Branfere. This is a 'zoo' of sorts. It was founded many years ago as an animal collection. Its a great place to visit. If you want lions and tigers don't go! They don't have them.
Plenty of other animals to see and the grounds are really pretty.

Isn't this swan odd looking? A bit like he's stuck his neck in black paint!

These are Siamangs, a type of gibbon. This is this years baby playing with last years baby. They were so athletic! Mum and dad just sat on the ground chilling ;))

Some of the golf course we played had lakes. Lakes mean water birds! There were lots of them!
The tiny specks on the grass are coots. There were hundreds of them! They do a fine job of keeping the grass nicely cropped.

More of them, they'd all come out together.

Isn't this house pretty? I ♥ this house! I can remember seeing it years ago and thinking how lovely it was then.

This house is right on the promenade in La Baule. Most of the properties along here are blocks of apartments but here and there are still some beautiful old houses. These two are lovely.

Now another card! I know what a treat! Well maybe treat isn't the right word.... I'm entering this spooky little witch into two challenges! I know two! The first is at Tando Creative who have a spooky theme going on. The second is a DT call at Creative Card Crew which is also spooky!

This cute little witch is a Hambo stamp. She's been coloured with Copics and the papers are from MME.

So I hope you're till awake after my epic!

Monday, 10 October 2011

I'm back!


I'm back! This time I can't blame my absence on aliens, time warp, cosmic imbalance or any form of paranormal activity. Nope lucky old me has been on holiday! Though with the foul weather now - listen you can hear the rain hammering on the windows - it seems ages ago :(( Ahh the sun... the lovely hot sun! It was F A B U L O U S !!! I lurve France! I mean don't get me wrong I love America too but I actually enjoy the getting to France. Drive to the ferry, catch boat, have a lovely meal, a few beverages ;)), bed a nice drive on roads without potholes and we're there. Much better than the airport drama of luggage and queues!

So prepare yourself I have photos!

This is me with the Chateau de La Bretesche in the background.

A little sidestreet in a pretty little seaside town called Piriac

The beach at Piriac. Now this 'ruin' is on the beach and is below the tide line. I don't know what it was really but I'm guessing that it was perhaps something to do with oysters. All those white splodges are actually oysters! There were loads of people on the beach chipping them off the rocks and digging up clams and cockles.

Rocks at the same place!

You can see some of the folks digging, they all had little rakes and baskets.

Part of the gatehouse at La Bretesche - isn't it beautiful?

Little backstreet at Le Croisic - it was just a car width! Ours only just fitted!

Little cove near Batz sur Mer - these rocks and sand actually sparkle! Oh I tried a paddle - freezing!

I think this house is just so pretty, its in the medieval part of Guerande

The beach at La Baule, this beach is just fantastic!

The chateau at la Bretesche, its built in a lake!

So a taster of our French trip - I have about another 600 photos.... I'll share a few more, unless you want to see them all..... ;))

Now onto the important stuff ;)) The new challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is in honour of my holidays, well kind of. Its Ooh la la! hehe kind of appropriate huh?

I've used this little sauce pot from Kraftin Kimmie - isn't she Ooh la la personified? She's one of my favourite Kraftin Kimmie stamps. Papers are some scraps of Basic Grey Scarlets Letter.

Here's the arty shot of those beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Pop over to Totally Gorjuss and check out what the Gorjussettes have come up with. this week we're sponsored by Crafters Companion. The lucky winner will receive £10 to spend in their online store.